Library publishing

Library publishing, also known as campus-based publishing,[1] is the practice of an academic library providing publishing services.


A library publishing service usually publishes academic journals and often provides a broader range of publishing services as well.[2] This can include publishing other formats such as scholarly monographs and conference proceedings.[3] It generally has a preference for open access publishing.[4]

Library publishing often focuses on electronic publishing rather than print, thus complemeting the role of traditional academic presses.[5] Sometimes a library and a university press based at the same institution will form a partnership, with each focusing on their own area of expertise.[6][7] For example, the University of Pittsburgh library publishing service publishes peer-reviewed journals and also collaborates with the university press to publish open access monographs.[8]

Software is available to manage the journal publication process. The open source Open Journal Systems by the Public Knowledge Project, and Digital Commons' bepress, are both widely used by library publishing services.[9] Some libraries use Open Journal Systems to create overlay journals which present scholarly content that is held in an institutional repository.[10]


Library publishing has a long history and has been around since before the Internet.[11]

In 1990, academic libraries published two of the first scholarly electronic journals on the Internet. The University of Houston Libraries began publishing The Public-Access Computer Systems Review [12][13] and the Virginia Tech University Libraries began publishing the Journal of the International Academy of Hospitality Research. [14]

The Synergies project (2007-2011) was a collaboration between different Canadian universities to create infrastructure to support institutional publishing activities.[15] A survey conducted by Hahn in 2008 found that at that time 65% of research libraries in North America either had a library publishing service or were considering creating one.[6]

In 2011 in the UK, Jisc funded three library publishing projects: Huddersfield Open Access Publishing (HOAP) at the University of Huddersfield, SAS Open Journals at the University of London, and EPICURE at UCL.[16]

The Library Publishing Coalition was launched in 2013 to provide a hub for library publishing activities.[4] In October 2013, during Open Access Week, they launched a Library Publishing Directory[17] which contains information about library publishing activities at 115 academic and research libraries.[18]

See also


  1. ^ "Campus-Based Publishing | SPARC".
  2. ^ Mullin, J.L.; Murray-Rust, C.; Ogburn, J.L.; Crow, R.; Ivins, O.; Mower, A.; Nesdill, D.; Newton, M.P.; Speer, J.; Watkinson, C. (2012). "Library publishing services: strategies for success: final research report". Purdue University Press Books: 6. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  3. ^ Hahn, Karla L. (2008). "Research library publishing services: new options for university publishing" (PDF). Association of Research Libraries. p. 5. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b "About us". Library Publishing Coalition. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  5. ^ Harboe-Ree, Cathrine (2007). "Just advanced librarianship: the role of academic libraries as publishers". Australian Academic & Research Libraries. 38 (1): 21. doi:10.1080/00048623.2007.10721264.
  6. ^ a b Hahn, Karla L. (2008). "Research library publishing services: new options for university publishing" (PDF). Association of Research Libraries. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  7. ^ Wittenberg (2004). "Librarians as publishers: a new role in scholarly communication". Searcher. 12 (10).
  8. ^ Deliyannides, T.S.; Gabler, V.E. (2013). "The university library system, University of Pittsburgh: how & why we publish". Library publishing toolkit. IDS Project Press. p. 82. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  9. ^ Hahn, Karla L. (2008). "Research library publishing services: new options for university publishing" (PDF). Association of Research Libraries. p. 14. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  10. ^ Brown, Josh (2009). "An introduction to overlay journals" (PDF). UCL. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  11. ^ Maxim, G.E. 1965. A history of library publishing, 1600 to the present day. Thesis approved for Fellowship of the Library Association.
  12. ^ Bailey, Charles W., Jr. (January 1991). "Electronic (Online) Publishing in Action . . . The Public-Access Computer Systems Review and Other Electronic Serials". ONLINE. 15: 28–35.
  13. ^ Ensor, Pat; Thomas Wilson (1997). "The Public-Access Computer Systems Review: Testing the Promise". The Journal of Electronic Publishing. 3 (1): 28–35. doi:10.3998/3336451.0003.106.
  14. ^ Savage, Lon (1991). "The Journal of the International Academy of Hospitality Research". The Public-Access Computer Systems Review. 2 (1): 54–66. Archived from the original on 2006-09-02.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  15. ^ Devakos, R.; Turko, K. (2007). "Synergies: building national infrastructure for Canadian scholarly publishing" (PDF). ARL Bi-Monthly. 252/253: 16.
  16. ^ "Scholarly communications". Jisc. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  17. ^ Lippincott, Sarah K. (ed.) (2013). "Library Publishing Directory" (PDF). Library Publishing Coalition. Retrieved 23 October 2013.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  18. ^ "Library Publishing Directory: Announcing the 1st edition of the Library Publishing Directory". Library Publishing Coalition. 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.

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Anglican Diocese of Worcester

The Diocese of Worcester forms part of the Church of England (Anglican) Province of Canterbury in England.

The diocese was founded around 679 by St Theodore of Canterbury at Worcester to minister to the kingdom of the Hwicce, one of the many Anglo Saxon petty-kingdoms of that time. The original borders of the diocese are believed to be based on those of that ancient kingdom.Covering an area of 671 square miles (1,740 km2) it currently has parishes in:

the County of Worcestershire

the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley

northern Gloucestershire

urban villages along the edge of the south-east of the Metropolitan Borough of Wolverhampton

the Metropolitan Borough of SandwellCurrently the diocese has 190 parishes with 281 churches and 163 stipendiary clergy.

The diocese is divided into two archdeaconries:

the Archdeaconry of Worcester

the Archdeaconry of DudleyOn its creation the diocese included what is now southern and western Warwickshire (an area known as Felden). On 24 January 1837 the north and east of Warwickshire (Arden) which formed the Archdeaconry of Coventry in the then Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry was transferred to the Diocese of Worcester. In 1905 an area in northern Warwickshire was split off as the Diocese of Birmingham and in 1918 an area approximate to the rest of Warwickshire was made the Diocese of Coventry. From 1993 until 2002, the diocese operated an episcopal area scheme.

BL Publishing

BL Publishing was a division of Games Workshop, and was split into three sections:

The Black Library publishes novels, art books, background books and graphic novels set in the Warhammer Fantasy world and the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Black Library is now a separate division of Games Workshop, and the only former BL Publishing division still in existence.

Black Flame published science fiction and horror novels based on licensed third party intellectual property. It was disbanded in 2008.

Warhammer Historical Wargames published historical wargames including Warhammer Ancient Battles. It was disbanded in November 2010.Solaris Books, founded in Spring 2007 as an imprint of BL Publishing, focussing on original works of science fiction and fantasy, was acquired in September 2009 by Rebellion Developments for an undisclosed sum.Also associated with BL Publishing:

Warp Artefacts - This used to be the imprint of BL Publishing that marketed official artefacts from the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000; including art prints, clothing and life sized replicas of Warhammer items. Early 2006 they were brought closer to Black Library under the banner of BL Merchandise.

Sabertooth Games - was responsible for Collectable Games, including a number of different Collectible card games and Collectible miniatures games. Sabertooth and BLP were both parts of what was known organisationally inside GW as the Entertainment & Media Division (EMD). Sabertooth handled hobby sales of BLP titles in the US and Canada, and vice versa was true in Europe through BLP. It was disbanded in 2008.

Black Industries was Games Workshop's role-playing game imprint. They marketed the second edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and (for a short time) Dark Heresy, based in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

Berbers in Mauritania

Berbers in Mauritania are Mauritanian citizens of Berber descent or persons of Berber descent residing in Mauritania. Ethnic Berbers in Mauritania are believed to number of 2,883,000 (2,768,000 & 115,000)

Berkley Books

Berkley Books is an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) that began as an independent company in 1955. It was established by Charles Byrne and Frederick Klein, who were working for Avon and formed "Chic News Company". They renamed it Berkley Publishing Co. in 1955. They soon found a niche in science fiction works. They were bought out in 1965 by G. P. Putnam's Sons and became their paperback publisher.

In 1982, Putnam bought Grosset & Dunlap and Playboy Press, and the Ace and Playboy paperback lists were added to Berkley. The Playboy list was eventually absorbed into Berkley, while the Jove and Ace lists have continued as distinct imprints.

Following its publication of Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October, Berkley Books became increasingly interested in publishing military fiction and technothrillers. The publicity campaigns at military bases were part of the success Dale Brown's Flight of the Old Dog.Penguin Group purchased Putnam in 1996. Penguin merged with Random House in 2013 to form Penguin Random House. Today, Berkley is part of PRH's Penguin Adult group and prints in mass-market paperback, trade paperback, and hardcover formats. In 2015, sister paperback group New American Library was merged into Berkley.In December 2008, Berkley canceled publication of the Herman Rosenblat Holocaust memoir titled Angel at the Fence when it was discovered that the book's central events were untrue.

Bodleian Libraries

The Bodleian Libraries are a collection of 28 libraries that serve the University of Oxford in England, including, most famously, the Bodleian Library itself, as well as many other (but not all) central and faculty libraries. As of the 2016–17 year, the libraries collectively hold almost 13 million printed items, as well as numerous other objects and artefacts.A major product of this collaboration has been a joint integrated library system, OLIS (Oxford Libraries Information System), and its public interface, SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online), which provides a union catalogue covering all member libraries, as well as the libraries of individual colleges and other faculty libraries, which are not members of the group but do share cataloguing information.

Its busiest library is the Social Sciences Library, which, at its peak, serves 7,500 visitors in a period of approximately nine weeks.

British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest national library in the world by number of items catalogued. It is estimated to contain 150–200 million+ items from many countries. As a legal deposit library, the British Library receives copies of all books produced in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including a significant proportion of overseas titles distributed in the UK. The Library is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The British Library is a major research library, with items in many languages and in many formats, both print and digital: books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, videos, play-scripts, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings. The Library's collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial holdings of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 2000 BC. In addition to receiving a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland (approximately 8,000 per day), the Library has a programme for content acquisitions. The Library adds some three million items every year occupying 9.6 kilometres (6.0 mi) of new shelf space. There is space in the library for over 1,200 readers.Prior to 1973, the Library was part of the British Museum. The British Library Act 1972 detached the library department from the museum, but it continued to host the now separated British Library in the same Reading Room and building as the museum until 1997. The Library is now located in a purpose-built building on the north side of Euston Road in St Pancras, London (between Euston railway station and St Pancras railway station), and has a document storage centre and reading room near Boston Spa, near Wetherby in West Yorkshire. The Euston Road building is classified as a Grade I listed building "of exceptional interest" for its architecture and history.

California Digital Library

The California Digital Library (CDL) was founded by the University of California in 1997. In collaboration with the ten University of California Libraries and other partners, CDL has assembled one of the world's largest digital research libraries. CDL facilitates the licensing of online materials and develops shared services used throughout the UC system. Building on the foundations of the Melvyl Catalog (UC's union catalog), CDL has developed one of the largest online library catalogs in the country and works in partnership with the UC campuses to bring the treasures of California's libraries, museums, and cultural heritage organizations to the world. CDL continues to explore how services such as digital curation, scholarly publishing, archiving and preservation support research throughout the information lifecycle.

D-Scribe Digital Publishing

D-Scribe Digital Publishing is an open access electronic publishing program of the University Library System (ULS) of the University of Pittsburgh. It comprises over 100 thematic collections that together contain over 100,000 digital objects. This content, most of which is available through open access, includes both digitized versions of materials from the collections of the University of Pittsburgh and other local institutions as well as original 'born-electronic' content actively contributed by scholars worldwide. D-Scribe includes such items as photographs, maps, books, journal articles, dissertations, government documents, and technical reports, along with over 745 previously out-of-print titles published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. The digital publishing efforts of the University Library System began in 1998 and have won praise for their innovation from the leadership at the Association of Research Libraries and peer institutions.

Faust (1926 film)

Faust – A German Folktale (German: Faust – Eine deutsche Volkssage) is a 1926 silent film produced by UFA, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Gösta Ekman as Faust, Emil Jannings as Mephisto, Camilla Horn as Gretchen/Marguerite, Frida Richard as her mother, Wilhelm Dieterle as her brother and Yvette Guilbert as Marthe Schwerdtlein, her aunt. Murnau's film draws on older traditions of the legendary tale of Faust as well as on Goethe's classic version. UFA wanted Ludwig Berger to direct Faust, as Murnau was engaged with Variety; Murnau pressured the producer and, backed by Jannings, eventually persuaded Erich Pommer to let him direct the film.

Faust was Murnau's last German film, and directly afterward he moved to the US under contract to William Fox to direct Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927); when the film premiered in the Ufa-Palast am Zoo in Berlin, Murnau was already shooting in Hollywood.


The term Haziratu'l-Quds (Arabic, sacred fold) or Bahá'í centre refers to national, regional and local Bahá'í administrative centres.Shoghi Effendi, the head of the Bahá'í Faith in the first half of the 20th century, wrote that the Haziratu'l-Quds should include the secretariat, treasury, archives, library, publishing office, assembly hall, council chamber and the pilgrims' hostel. He also stated that its functions would be complementary to those of the Bahá'í House of Worship, and that it would be desirable if both these buildings would be on the same site.


Indre (French pronunciation: ​[ɛ̃dʁ]) is a department in central France named after the river Indre. The inhabitants of the department are called Indriens. Indre is part of the current region of Centre-Val de Loire and is surrounded by the departments of Indre-et-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, Cher, Creuse, Vienne, and Haute-Vienne. The préfecture (capital) is Châteauroux and there are three subpréfectures at Le Blanc, La Châtre and Issoudun.

Knowledge Unlatched

Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is an open access service provider registered a for-profit GmbH in Berlin, Germany. It offers a crowdfunding model to support a variety of Open Access book and journal content packages as well as financial funding of partnerships.

Mae Jemison

Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel in space when she served as an astronaut aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. After graduating medical school and a brief general practice, Jemison served in the Peace Corps from 1985 until 1987. In 1987 her application to become an astronaut was accepted by NASA and on September 12, 1992 she was a mission specialist aboard STS-47. In 1993 she resigned from NASA and founded a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She has appeared on television several times, including as an actress in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She is a dancer and holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities. She is the current principal of the 100 Year Starship organization.

Medical University of Varna

The Medical University of Varna (MU-Varna) is a Bulgarian state school for higher education dedicated to training specialists in the fields of medicine and healthcare who graduate with the educational and qualification degrees of Master, Bachelor and Professional Bachelor. The University has a legal entity status with the following scope of business activities: training of cadres and professional qualification; training of PhD students; postgraduate education for medical and non-medical cadres; conducting medical diagnosis, prevention, consultation, rehabilitation, and expert services at the university hospitals; scientific research and applied sciences; international cooperation in the field of education and science; administrative, social, sport, publishing, information, and other activities.

The Medical University of Varna is the first university in Bulgaria to implement the EFQM® model for Business Excellence of the European Foundation for Quality Management in 2008. The diplomas issued by the University are recognised in all the European Union countries.

MU-Varna possesses academic autonomy.


Meren(gue)house/Merenrap (merenrap or merenhouse) is a hip hop music style formed by blending merengue music, with house music, hip hop music, and Caribbean music.

Open-access repository

An open-access repository or open archive is a digital platform that holds research output and provides free, immediate and permanent access to research results for anyone to use, download and distribute. To facilitate open access such repositories must be interoperable according to the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Search engines harvest the content of open access repositories, constructing a database of worldwide, free of charge available research.As opposed to a simple institutional repository or disciplinary repository, open-access repositories provide free access to research for users outside the institutional community and are one of the recommended ways to achieve the open access vision described in the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access. This is sometimes referred to as the self-archiving or "green" route to open access.


The Ossolineum or the National Ossoliński Institute (Polish: Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich, ZNiO) is a non-profit foundation located in Wrocław, Poland since 1947, and subsidized from the state budget. It was founded in 1817 by Józef Maksymilian Ossoliński of the Topór coat of arms, politician, writer and researcher who devoted his life to building and cataloguing an extremely rich library collection, the second in the country when it comes to size after the Jagiellonian Library of Kraków. The history of Ossolineum goes back to the foreign Partitions of Poland in the 19th century. The institute along with its library was built intentionally as one of the most important national and Polish cultural institutions at a time when the sovereign Poland could not exist. It first opened its doors to the public in 1827, in Lwów (now Lviv, Ukraine).The collection of books, manuscripts, art prints and coins was brought by Ossoliński to Lwów, the capital of the Austrian zone of occupation of the former Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 52 crates with the approval of Austrian emperor Franz Joseph. It was the founding stone for his Institute in Lwów (Institut in Lemberg in German). The income from Ossoliński's land-estates served for over three decades as the financial basis for his acquisitions. Ossolineum soon became a meritorious centre for Polish science and culture maintained not only under the foreign rule, but also in sovereign Poland between world wars. Until the 1939 invasion of Poland it combined a Library, Publishing House, and the Lubomirski Museum.

Scholastic Corporation

Scholastic Corporation is an American multinational publishing, education and media company known for publishing, selling, and distributing books and educational materials for schools, teachers, parents, and children. Products are distributed to schools and districts, to consumers through the schools via reading clubs and fairs, and through retail stores and online sales. The business has three segments: Children Book Publishing & Distribution (Trade, Book Clubs and Book Fairs), Education, and International. Scholastic holds the perpetual US publishing rights to the Harry Potter and Hunger Games book series. Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and print and digital educational materials for pre-K to grade 12.

In addition to Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, the company is known for its school book clubs and book fairs, classroom magazines such as Scholastic News, and popular book series: Clifford the Big Red Dog, Goosebumps, The Magic School Bus, Captain Underpants, Animorphs, and I Spy. Scholastic also publishes instructional reading and writing programs, and offers professional learning and consultancy services for school improvement. Clifford the Big Red Dog serves as the mascot for Scholastic.

University of Michigan Library

The University of Michigan Library is the university library system of the University of Michigan, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the United States.

The University of Michigan Library ranks as the sixth largest library in the United States. As of 2014–15, the University Library contained more than 12.8 million volumes, while all campus library systems combined held more than 13.8 million volumes. The Library also held 136,810 current serials, and over 4.42 million annual visits.Founded in 1838, the University Library is the university's main library and is housed in 12 buildings, with more than 20 libraries, among the most significant of which are the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, Hatcher Graduate Library, Special Collections Library, and Taubman Health Sciences Library. However, several U-M libraries are independent of the University Library: the Bentley Historical Library, the William L. Clements Library, the Gerald R. Ford Library, the Kresge Business Administration Library of the Ross School of Business, and the Law Library of the University of Michigan Law School. The University Library is also separate from the libraries of the University of Michigan–Dearborn (Mardigian Library) and the University of Michigan–Flint (Frances Willson Thompson Library and Genesee Historical Collections Center).UM was the original home of the JSTOR database, which contains about 750,000 digitized pages from the entire pre-1990 backfile of ten journals of history and economics. In December 2004, the University of Michigan announced a book digitization program in collaboration with Google (known as Michigan Digitization Project), which is both revolutionary and controversial. Books scanned by Google are included in HathiTrust, a digital library created by a partnership of major research institutions. As of March 2014, the following collections had been digitized: Art, Architecture and Engineering Library; Bentley Historical Library; Buhr Remote Shelving Facility (large portions; Dentistry Library (portions); Fine Arts Library (large portions); Hatcher Graduate Library (large portions); Herbarium Library;Kresge Business Administration Library; Law Library (portions); Museums Library; Music Library (large portions); Shapiro Science Library (large portions); Shapiro Undergraduate Library (large portions); Social Work Library; Special Collections Library (portions); Taubman Health Sciences Library (large portions);

Responding to restricted public funding and the rising costs of print materials, the Library has launched significant new ventures that use digital technology to provide cost-effective and permanent alternatives to traditional print publication. The University Library is also an educational organization in its own right, offering a full range of courses, resources, support, and training for students, faculty, and researchers.

The University Librarian and Dean of Libraries is James Hilton, whose term began on September 1, 2013.

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